The usual suspects were out at the Edinburgh Literary Festival, with the usual results—Man Booker Prize winner Aravind Adiga drew an audience of around 60. But the unexpected star was Canadian wrestler Bret “The Hitman” Hart and his book of ring memoirs. Not only did Hart draw a crowd of 2,000, but it was mostly made up of young men, publishing’s Holy Grail. The local media were so taken by surprise and, perhaps, so distracted by the idea that “Spandex may save” literary festivals, that The Scotsman newspaper proceeded to get the wrestler’s name wrong. It’s Hart, lads, not Harte.
Who was that masked man?
The Hitman draws a crowd at the Edinburgh lit festival